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April 21, 1951

TELEGRAM FROM DR. HENDERSON

Author Affiliations

President, American Medical Association.

JAMA. 1951;145(16):1284. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.02920340062024

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Abstract

Hon. Oscar R. Ewing Federal Security Administrator, Washington, D. C.

I have in hand your wire concerning my recent reference to a Federal Security Agency pamphlet which carries the statement: "Social security and public assistance programs are a basic essential for attainment of the socialized state et cetera." You say that occasional copies of the pamphlet have been mailed out by your office since your tenure there but that you refuse to be responsible for such distribution. You state also that you refuse to be held responsible for actions of the Federal Security Agency before you became administrator, or for actions taken by Government Printing Office or other government employees without your knowledge. As you know, the pamphlet carrying this viciously un-American pronouncement is being distributed currently under the imprint of your office, and carrying the printing date 1949, when you were in charge there. As you state in your

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